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2008-09-04 18:00:14

The Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) today praised creation of a 2009 Drought Water Bank to help alleviate water shortages and assist with meeting local water needs in a potential third year of drought. The California Department of Water Resources announced creation of the water bank at a statewide Drought Summit today. The summit included state and local water officials as well as ACWA and other water organizations. Participants heard the latest on drought conditions and...

2007-12-13 18:00:21

The Department of Water Resources, in conjunction with the California Department of Parks and Recreation, has opened a temporary low water boating launch site at the Bidwell Canyon Boat Ramp. Because of low water levels at Lake Oroville (currently the lake is only 36 percent of capacity) all of the paved boat ramps have been closed. To provide for boat launching and recovery until the reservoir refills, the low water launch facility was constructed and will be ready for use beginning...

2005-11-02 07:08:09

SACRAMENTO -- A major Northern California earthquake could severely damage the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta levee system and jeopardize the water supply for two-thirds of Californians for more than a year, a top state water official warned Tuesday. Last year, the unexplained collapse of a single levee shut water pumping for days and cost $100 million to repair. An earthquake could lead to the collapse of many sections of levees, which channel Northern California rivers on their run to San...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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